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FAY GRIM

by Hal Hartley

synopsis

Fay Grim, a single Mom from Woodside, Queens, is afraid her 14 year old son, Ned, will grow up to be like his father, Henry, who has been missing for seven years. Fay’s brother Simon is serving ten years in prison for aiding in Henry’s escape from the law. In the quiet of his cell, Simon has had time to think about the tumultuous years of Henry’s presence among them. He has come to suspect that Henry was not the man he appeared to be. His suspicions are validated when the CIA asks Fay to travel to Paris to retrieve Henry’s property. Her mission turns into a sprawling con-game, pitching Fay deep into a world of international espionage.

international title: Fay Grim
original title: Fay Grim
country: Germany, United States
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Hal Hartley
film run: 118'
release date: ES 31/05/2008
screenplay: Hal Hartley
cast: Parker Posey, D.J. Mendel, Liam Aiken, Megan Gay, Jasmin Tabatabai
cinematography by: Sarah Cawley
film editing: Hal Hartley
art director: Richard Sylvarnes
producer: Hal Hartley, Martin Hagemann, Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente, Mike S. Ryan
production: Zero Fiction Film GmbH, Possible Films, This Is That Productions, HDNet Films (USA)
backing: Medienboard
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